Best Matte Box | Reviews & Ratings

Truly finding the matte box is only effective if you can get your hands on some options, which is exactly what we did.

After researching many products, we shaved the list down to the top 10 options today by researching design, capability, durability, features, price, and overall build quality.

We researched hours on these products and compared them to one another to see which one is the best for every need. Read this matte box article with an extensive buying guide if you're interested in buying or learning about these matte box.

# Preview Product Score
1 SmallRig Mini Matte Box Lite with Top Flag for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras, Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses, Comes with Filter Tray - 3575

SmallRig Mini Matte Box Lite with Top Flag for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras, Compatible with...

9.5
2 SMALLRIG Mini Matte Box Pro for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras, Come with 4 x 5.65 Filter Trays and 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm-95mm Adapter Ring - 3680

SMALLRIG Mini Matte Box Pro for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras, Come with 4 x 5.65 Filter Trays and...

9.8
3 SmallRig Mini Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses - 3196

SmallRig Mini Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses...

9.6
4 Tiltaing Mini Matte Box - Lightweight Filter Support with Top Flag for DSLR or Small Cine-Style Cameras Lenses | MB-T15

Tiltaing Mini Matte Box - Lightweight Filter Support with Top Flag for DSLR or Small Cine-Style...

9.7
5 Neewer Plastic 15 mm Rail Rods Matte Box for Canon Nikon Sony Fujifilm Olympus Panasonic DSLR Camera,Camcorder Video Movie Film Making System(Blue)

Neewer Plastic 15 mm Rail Rods Matte Box for Canon Nikon Sony Fujifilm Olympus Panasonic DSLR...

9.8
6 Tilta Mirage Matte Box - Lightweight & Modular with New Insert Filter Design for DSLR, Mirrorless, Drone, Gimbal and Cinema

Tilta Mirage Matte Box - Lightweight & Modular with New Insert Filter Design for DSLR, Mirrorless,...

9.8
7 Foto4easy DP500 Mark III 4x4 DSLR Swing Away Matte Box for Sony A7 A7R A7S II III Panasonic GH5 GH5s BMPCC 4K 6K Canon Nikon Video Cinema Camera,15mm Rail Rod System

Foto4easy DP500 Mark III 4x4 DSLR Swing Away Matte Box for Sony A7 A7R A7S II III Panasonic GH5 GH5s...

9.8
8 Tilta 4x5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box (Clamp on) Lightweight with 4 Adapter Rings

Tilta 4x5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box (Clamp on) Lightweight with 4 Adapter Rings

9.4
9 PROAIM MB-600 Full-Featured Sunshade Mattebox with Height Riser for Camera Lenses up to 95mm for 15mm Rail Rod Support Rig, for DSLR Video BMCC Camcorder (P-MB-600)

PROAIM MB-600 Full-Featured Sunshade Mattebox with Height Riser for Camera Lenses up to 95mm for...

9.7
10 Fotga DP3000 M3 4x4 Swing-Away Matte Box for 15mm Rail Follow Focus Rig DSLR Mirrorless Camera Canon EOS R EOS-1D X 5D 5DS R 6D 7D II III IV Nikon Z6 Z7 D5 D850 Sony A7 A7R A7S II III IV A7IV BMPCC 4K

Fotga DP3000 M3 4x4 Swing-Away Matte Box for 15mm Rail Follow Focus Rig DSLR Mirrorless Camera Canon...

9.6

List of best matte box  Reviews

Bestseller No. 1

SmallRig Mini Matte Box Lite with Top Flag for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras, Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses, Comes with Filter Tray - 3575

  • 【Carbon Fiber Box & Top Flag】SmallRig mini matte box 3575 is designed for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras to prevent sunlight or other straight light from causing glare and flare. The adjustable carbon-fiber top flag blocks sunlight or strong light and also prevents internal reflections with its anti-reflective design. Furthermore, it avoids vignetting in 15 mm focal length shooting
  • 【Wide Compatibility】Matte box 3575 fits different dimension lenses up to Φ95mm via different adapter rings (optional model 3383 : Φ52-95mm; Φ55-95mm; Φ58-95mm; Φ62-95mm; Φ86-95mm, standard rings: Φ67-95mm; Φ72-95mm; Φ77-95mm; Φ82-95mm;) or attached directly to Φ95mm lens. Moreover, its adapter ring fits round CPL, ND filters and other round filters of up to Φ92.5mm. Besides, it leaves enough space for quick disassembly and adjustment of the round filter
  • 【Multiple Installation 】This matte box enables to install round filters and multiple 4 x 5.65"/ 4 x 4" plug-in filters of up to 4 mm in thickness at the same time. The included filter tray provides all-around protection of the filter with multipoint silicone. It is easy to store and prevents scratches and fingerprints while replacing plug-in filters. If you need extra filter tray, please buy SmallRig 3319 and 3320. For Side & Top Flag, please go for SmallRig 3597
  • 【Portable & Compact】The mini matte box 3575 is made from durable but super lightweight carbon fiber material. Portable and compact, with only 108g (without adapter rings). It meets users' common shooting needs and easy for carrying outside.
  • 【What You Get】1 x mini matte box lite, 1 x Φ67/72/77/82-95 mm adapter ring, 1 x Filter Tray (4 x 5.65"), 1 x store pouch
Bestseller No. 2

SMALLRIG Mini Matte Box Pro for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras, Come with 4 x 5.65 Filter Trays and 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm-95mm Adapter Ring - 3680

  • 【Adjustable Carbon Fiber Flags】SmallRig Mini Matte Box Pro 3680 is designed for mirrorless cameras to prevent sunlight or other light from causing glare and flare and to control images on the screen. The top flag opens 180° and its side wings extend 40° for additional light blocking; The side flag is attached to either the matte box or the filter tray via slots and opens 180° to block stray light. Note: The top flag cannot be closed shut when more than 2 filter trays are installed
  • 【Modular Design and Easy Installation】This mini matte box is designed with quick release modular and easy installation. It features one knob on top to fix the top flag in place, and one knob on the upper right corner to tighten the camera lens. It also comes with a storage bag for quick storage of the matte box and filter trays
  • 【Wide Compatibility】This mattebox is suitable for various adapter rings (Φ52-95mm, Φ55-95mm, Φ58-95mm, Φ62-95mm, 58-95mm, Φ62-95mm, Φ86-95mm, NOT included in package) and (Φ67-95mm, Φ72-95mm, Φ77-95mm, Φ82-95mm, included in package) as well as Φ95mm lenses. Its adapter rings allow quick release of circular filters (including CPL and ND) of up to Φ92.5mm
  • 【Two 4 x 5.65" Filter Trays Included】 It comes standard with two 4 x 5.65" filter trays, which can be quickly mounted via slots, and supports multiple plug-in filters at the same time
  • 【Related Accessories Recommended】 To secure lens and prevent shaking, SmallRig 15mm LWS Rod Support 2663 is recommended. If you need other filter trays, you could search "SmallRig 3320", "SmallRig 3319"; For ND filters, please go for "SmallRig 3588", "SmallRig 3589"
Bestseller No. 3

SmallRig Mini Matte Box for Mirrorless DSLR Cameras Compatible with 67mm/72mm/77mm/82mm/95mm Lenses - 3196

  • 【CARBON FIBER BOX & TOP FLAG】SmallRig Mini Matte Box 3196 is designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras to prevent sunlight or other light from causing glare and flare and to control the image on the screen. The adjustable carbon-fiber top flag blocks sunlight or strong light and also prevents internal reflections with its anti-reflective design. Moreover, it avoids vignetting in 15mm focal length shooting. (If you need a top & side flag, pls search "SmallRig 3597")
  • 【WIDE COMPATIBILITY】SmallRig 3196 fits various standard lenses such as 4 x 5.65" and round filters. Its clamp connector works with different adapter rings (optional model 3383 : Φ52-95mm; Φ55-95mm; Φ58-95mm; Φ62-95mm; Φ86-95mm, standard rings: Φ67-95mm; Φ72-95mm; Φ77-95mm; Φ82-95mm;) or attached directly to Φ95mm lens; its adapter ring fits round CPL, ND filter and other round filters of up to Φ92.5mm. Besides, it leaves enough space for quick disassembly and adjustment of the round filter.
  • 【MULTIPLE INSTALLATION 】The filter tray 3319 can be quickly and smoothly mounted onto matte box via a NATO clamp. SmallRig 3196 enables to install round filters and multiple 4 x 5.65" plug-in filters of up to 4mm in thickness at the same time, which meet your multiple filter needs. Besides, the filter tray 3319 provides all-around protection of the filter with multi-point silicone. It is easy to store and prevents scratches and fingerprints while replacing plug-in filters.
  • 【1/4"-20 THREADED HOLES】SmallRig Mini Matte box 3196 features 4 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the top. It allows attaching other SmallRig accessories such as Magic Arms 2065, etc. Furthermore, its anti-twist 1/4"-20 threaded holes on the bottom suits 15mm LWX Rod Support 2663, achieving a better shooting.
  • 【PORTABLE & COMPACT】The Mini Matte Box 3196 is made from durable but super lightweight carbon fiber material. Portable and compact, with only 125g(without adapter rings). It meets users' common shooting needs and easy for carrying outside.
Bestseller No. 4

Tiltaing Mini Matte Box - Lightweight Filter Support with Top Flag for DSLR or Small Cine-Style Cameras Lenses | MB-T15

  • [CLAMP ON] Directly to Lenses 85mm or Smaller via Filter Thread Adapters
  • [FILTER SLOTS] Support a Single 4x5.65 Filter and Stackable Circular Filters
  • [COMPACT & LIGHTWEIGHT] Design Makes this Perfect for Gimbals
  • [TOP FLAG] Helps Eliminate Flares and is Easily Adjusted
  • [LENS SUPPORT] via included 15mm Rod Adapter Helps Support Heavier Lenses
Bestseller No. 5

Neewer Plastic 15 mm Rail Rods Matte Box for Canon Nikon Sony Fujifilm Olympus Panasonic DSLR Camera,Camcorder Video Movie Film Making System(Blue)

  • This Matte Box could be adjusted the height (up to 45mm) according to the lens of camera on the rail rod system
  • Top and flank barn door are easily adjustable the angle to meet you; and removable,
  • Made of mostly plastic, and anodized black metal
  • For Rail Center-to-Center distance: 6mm
  • For Rail Dia: 15mm
Bestseller No. 6

Tilta Mirage Matte Box - Lightweight & Modular with New Insert Filter Design for DSLR, Mirrorless, Drone, Gimbal and Cinema

  • [CLAMP ON] to most Cine Lenses with 95mm Front Diameter or via included 82/77/72/67mm Filter Thread Adapters (more sizes available separately)
  • [MODULAR DESIGN] Supports Lightweight Configurations, Perfect for Gimbals and Drones
  • [CIRCULAR & 4x5.6 FILTERS] Accommodates 4x5.6 and New 95mm Circular Filters
  • [SUPPORTS VARIABLE ND] Which Can Be Manually or Remotely Controlled
  • [EXPANDABLE DESIGN] Supports Many Accessories to Expand Functionality
Bestseller No. 7

Foto4easy DP500 Mark III 4x4 DSLR Swing Away Matte Box for Sony A7 A7R A7S II III Panasonic GH5 GH5s BMPCC 4K 6K Canon Nikon Video Cinema Camera,15mm Rail Rod System

  • Universal design for all DSLR cameras, video cameras, interchangeable-Lens cameras & Industry standard 15mm rod system and 19mm rod system. Support maximum of 14mm ultra-wide-angle lenses or large lenses up to 114mm in diameter.
  • Rugged & lightweight, Made of all metal CNC machined except for the matte box body and filter trays, in the case of ensuring the overall strength and minimize the weight.
  • The kit includes one foldable French flag, and two adjustable side wings. All the flags can be folded and stored for easy carrying. Each of the three flags can be positioned and locked in place so as to suit different focal lengths by providing the maximum amount of shading without getting in the way of the shot.
  • For changing lenses quickly, the unit features a swing away mechanism at a 90 degrees and one key to unlock, automatic closure and allow height adjustable.
  • The excellent extinction treatment inside of the matte box, can effectively block the glare and reflected light.
Bestseller No. 8

Tilta 4x5.65 Carbon Fiber Matte Box (Clamp on) Lightweight with 4 Adapter Rings

  • 【COMPATIBILITY】This 4×5.65" carbon fiber matte box is designed to clamp directly onto standard sized studio and cinema lenses; The package come with 3 pcs 4×5.65 filter frames
  • Ф134mm, 114mm, 95mm, 80mm adapter rings designed to fit popular lens diameters
  • 【ADJUSTABLE TOP FLAG】A top flag is included, which attaches using the top screws to block additional light from above the lens. Helps eliminate flares and is easily adjusted; To effectively block possible sources of flare and ghosts, 5 pcs hard matte is included, working with lenses from 16mm all the way up to 180mm
  • 【15MM ROD ADAPTER】15mm dual-rod adapter makes it easy to convert the MB-T12 from a clip-on to a rod-mounted matte box
  • 【LIGHTWEIGHT】Carbon fiber and aluminum construction, supports multiple filters without adding unnecessary weight
Bestseller No. 9

PROAIM MB-600 Full-Featured Sunshade Mattebox with Height Riser for Camera Lenses up to 95mm for 15mm Rail Rod Support Rig, for DSLR Video BMCC Camcorder (P-MB-600)

  • Professionally constructed Matte Box with outer diameter of 95mm, efficiently controls light & gives cinematic effects to your shots
  • Adjustable French & Side Flags gives extra protection from lens flares & extra lights
  • Two 4x4 Filter Holders; perfect for polarized and a combination of square filters
  • Height of matte box is adjustable up to 2.5cm to match lenses perfectly; it comes with both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio formats
  • 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed; Buy with Confidence.
Bestseller No. 10

Fotga DP3000 M3 4x4 Swing-Away Matte Box for 15mm Rail Follow Focus Rig DSLR Mirrorless Camera Canon EOS R EOS-1D X 5D 5DS R 6D 7D II III IV Nikon Z6 Z7 D5 D850 Sony A7 A7R A7S II III IV A7IV BMPCC 4K

  • 【Fits for almost all cameras,15mm rail system】Universal design for all camcorders and DSLRs & Industry standard 15mm supporting rods, center-to-center rails distance 60mm
  • 【90 degree Swing-away type,easily and quickly chenge lens】You can easily swing-away the mattebox without disturbing the camera from the tripod and rail system.you can free open from one sides ,applied in the photographic process frequent replacement lenses and filters ,easily and convenience.Extra center-to-center 60mm 15mm rail holes on the swing-away bracket for mounting more accessories.
  • 【2 filter trays,one is totatble】2 dual-purpose filter trays made of plastic,supporting 4"x4" filter used .one filter tray is fixed,another one of the filter trays is rotatable,which will be helpful when you use gradual ND filter
  • 【3 flags greatly block lights】French Flag/Side Flags : The flags provide extra flare reduction and improves the quality of videos. The side flags are quick removable. They can be attached /detached easily.Both flags can be folded for storage.
  • 【Flags angles are adjustable】The flags are attached firmly on the sunshade mattebox by hinge mechanism. The side flags can be opened to the desired length by using the small knob provided on the flags

Best matte box Buying Guide

It's easy to be overwhelmed by the variety of products available online. You can get lost in all the options and not know what you want. That is why it's essential to ask yourself these questions and consider some tips before buying matte box:

  • How much does it cost?
  • How easy is it to use this product?
  • What is the return policy for this product?
  • Is there customer service support available for this product?
  • What are the benefits of this product over other products on the market?
  • Does the best matte box  have a warranty or guarantee?
  • Check the features to see if they suit your needs.
  • Consider your budget.
  • Read reviews.
  • Compare brands
  • Make a list of pros and cons.

 

Ultimately, if you can answer all the questions, congratulations! You have found the matte box for you! But if not, keep reading because we will provide more helpful information.

Consider the price

When you are on the market, deciding whether to buy the matte box can be challenging. My first point of discussion will be the price. Before making a purchase, one must determine how much they have and how much they're willing to spend. The problem is that many people don't do this before making decisions about purchasing products, leading them to become indebted later.

 

It's possible that you're debating whether or not you should purchase this product. The answer is that it depends on the things most important to you and why you require the goods. If you are concerned about the price, then the answer is no; you shouldn't purchase it because there are likely other more cost-effective options.

Read reviews

To ensure this is the matte box, read some reviews to check that other people are happy with their purchase. Real people post reviews on blogs, websites, and social media pages. Reading reviews helps you avoid expensive mistakes on products.

 

When you find yourself in need of a product, knowing which one is best can be challenging. This blog post will teach you how to choose the matte box based on customer reviews.

 

One way to determine which products are best for you or your family is to read reviews. A customer review is the written opinion of a customer who has purchased and used a product. This can be extremely helpful when choosing between different products, but they are not always readable. There are several ways to read and understand reviews.

Compare brands

We can't deny that reading reviews on different brands is helpful when deciding which one of the products is better, especially if you have more than one choice under your budget of over $300, under $600, or more than $1000. If two brands are equally good, it's best to choose the cheapest option for buying an appliance under $1,000 or a more expensive product over $1,000. If your budget is limited to $500 or less, choosing your favourite brand is best.

Make a list of pros and cons.

This involves listing all the positive aspects of buying one product over another. For example, if you buy an expensive product under $300 with great features, you must consider that its warranty isn't as good as a slightly more expensive product with terms. Better warranty. For example, some devices or electronics are covered by a 90-day warranty, while others have a 12-month warranty. It all depends on your needs and preferences.

Most of the best products are pretty expensive. Making a pros and cons list makes it easy for you to see the strengths and weaknesses of the product, so you can compare and help you make the right choice and avoid wasting time and buying the wrong product quantity.

Does the best product have a warranty or guarantee?

Does the product you are considering have a warranty or guarantee? It's essential to know before making your purchase. There are many guarantees, so you must know what kind of guarantee the store will give you when you purchase.

 

For example, some stores offer a 30-day money-back guarantee with no questions if they are unhappy with their purchase. Other stores may offer an exchange-only policy to replace defective items but not refund customers' money after exchanging them for new ones.

 

Still, other stores may extend limited warranties on products that exceed specific criteria, such as being purchased during a certain time frame or location, regardless of the store warranty or guarantee they offer.

What is the return policy for this product?

As a consumer, knowing your rights when you purchase an item is essential. For example, this product's return policy may differ depending on where you bought it from and how long ago that was. It's always best to research before deciding whether or not something will work out in your favour as far as returns go. Knowing the return policy for any product you are considering purchasing is essential. The return policy for products sometimes is a bit complicated.

Is there customer service support available for these products?

How do you feel when a company lacks customer service for its products? It can be frustrating and lead to feeling left in the dark. The good news is that there are many ways to contact customer support for your product, even if they're not listed on their website or social media.

There are several resources online to find contact information for any company, including customer service numbers and links to their email forms. Contacting them by mail or social media like Facebook Messenger is also available.

What are the benefits of this product over other products on the market?

You're looking for the matte box but don't know which one to buy. There are many options available on the market today- how do you decide? You want to make sure you purchase a quality product to deliver your desired results.

Manufacturers will walk through all of the benefits of their product over other products on the market so you can see why it is worth your time and effort to invest in them. This gives you an idea about what they offer and provides insight into what makes their company different from others who sell similar products. Their goal is not just for customers to return repeatedly but also to refer their friends to buy the best outcome.

 

Leave a Comment